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China Railway First Group, Members of the China Chamber Of Commerce Visit Brightens Day For Residents

The vice manager of China Railway, Wang Gang, who visited the Father Law Home in Wailekutu, Lami, said it was important to them to give something back as a token of their gratitude. The residents and management at the home were presented with groceries.
13 Dec 2019 09:37
China Railway First Group, Members of the China Chamber Of Commerce Visit Brightens Day For Residents

It has always been the vision of the China Railway First Group, China Railway Fifth Group and Tengy Cement to give back to organisations that continue to make a difference in society.

The vice manager of China Railway, Wang Gang, who visited the Father Law Home in Wailekutu, Lami, said it was important to them to give something back as a token of their gratitude.

The residents and management at the home were presented with groceries.

“This may seem insignificant, but may seem a lot to the Home and that means a lot to our organisation,” he said.

The visit was part of their annual social corporate responsibility programme.

Sister Elena Lauwai said the home was privileged to have been selected for this visit.

“I believe the residents and the staff were pleased to have been selected for this visit,” she said.

Resident Mary Fong, 99, was happy to be part of yesterday’s event.

Sister Elena Lauwai (standing) with Mary Fong (left sitting) and resident of the Father Law Home at Wailekutu, Lami on December 12, 2019.

Sister Elena Lauwai (standing) with Mary Fong (left sitting) and resident of the Father Law Home at Wailekutu, Lami on December 12, 2019.

Sister Lauwai, who was speaking on behalf of Ms Fong, said: “Mary and her husband were the first residents at the home.

“When the home was built, she and her husband came and served the home as cooks.

“She is now 99 and we will celebrate her 100th year birthday as soon as we reach 2020. In her folder, we only have 1920 noted down as her birth year. No dates.”

The home currently caters for 30 residents who are between the ages of 24 and 99 years. Since its establishment, the Father Law Home was built only for the displaced Chinese people. The residents were thrilled to have visitors yesterday.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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